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by Thomas_Lerman
Fri Apr 11, 2008 3:46 pm
Forum: FamilySearch Wiki
Topic: Places that change over time
Replies: 11
Views: 13365

That is an interesting idea, but not sure that I would completely agree. If someone did not find a place for some reason, they may end up creating another page that is off just a few feet from the lat/long. Exact searching would be interesting too. It seems like there could be some issues with bound...
by Thomas_Lerman
Fri Apr 11, 2008 3:09 pm
Forum: Family History
Topic: newFamilySearch Version .92 out 3 March 2008
Replies: 22
Views: 8185

I do wish that PAF resolved the place right to left as well. I do quite a few advanced focus/filters using the four place types (city, county, state, country) that works well for me in the USA and make it works pretty well for the motherlands my ancestry comes from (yes, I realize that may not work ...
by Thomas_Lerman
Wed Apr 09, 2008 2:08 pm
Forum: FamilySearch Wiki
Topic: Engaging the help of Genealogical Societies
Replies: 14
Views: 12157

Michael, any word? Who and how long? Or did this get lost in the shuffle?
by Thomas_Lerman
Tue Apr 08, 2008 11:20 am
Forum: Family History
Topic: newFamilySearch Version .92 out 3 March 2008
Replies: 22
Views: 8185

They are in my sources, not in notes. Yes, I have had experience with many of those things. However, we obviously have two different methods. Differences are not bad, just different and that is okay. For me, this is a personal thing to have consistency throughout the database.
by Thomas_Lerman
Tue Apr 08, 2008 10:54 am
Forum: Family History
Topic: newFamilySearch Version .92 out 3 March 2008
Replies: 22
Views: 8185

To me, the cemetery name, like a hospital, belongs in the source citation. Very easily searched, contains address, telephone, inscription, etc.
by Thomas_Lerman
Tue Apr 08, 2008 2:52 am
Forum: Family History
Topic: newFamilySearch Version .92 out 3 March 2008
Replies: 22
Views: 8185

In my opinion, burial has two puposes, burial date and place-name (City, County, State, Country just like other place-names). This approach works very well for me. I pretty much have no notes, only sources. To me, hospital, cemetery, church, etc. all belong in the source citation. It would be intere...
by Thomas_Lerman
Tue Apr 08, 2008 1:54 am
Forum: Family History
Topic: newFamilySearch Version .92 out 3 March 2008
Replies: 22
Views: 8185

If something like that was done, I think I would personally prefer a new field AND the change to PAF (with other changes). I believe every repository for primary source citations on burials is the cemetery itself. I have almost completely moved away from notes as I found most every note had a source...
by Thomas_Lerman
Tue Apr 08, 2008 1:40 am
Forum: Family History
Topic: newFamilySearch Version .92 out 3 March 2008
Replies: 22
Views: 8185

I personally find it extremely easy to find a cemetery name within my sources for burial. The only "notes" that I use are the "comments" within my source citations. I have a national database that shows 37 cemeteries in Salt Lake county, 21 in Utah county, etc. I did not want to ...
by Thomas_Lerman
Tue Apr 08, 2008 1:20 am
Forum: FamilySearch Wiki
Topic: How to recommend the naming of townships in article titles?
Replies: 14
Views: 8715

I find this poll, the dilution, and the comparison to other polls rather interesting. In Poll: How to recommend naming of counties in article titles? , it was 8 in favor of adding "County", 3 against, 0 showing no county name. In Poll: How to recommend naming a town within an article title...
by Thomas_Lerman
Tue Apr 08, 2008 12:57 am
Forum: FamilySearch Wiki
Topic: Multiple forums?
Replies: 18
Views: 12122

How about one forum for best practices and the rest here? I am just a little concerned that other things not related to best practices may fall through the cracks.

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